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i think. the. last few weeks have inflicted legally unnecessary damage on our cars the u.s. narrowly escapes to fall with congress raising the debt ceiling ending the government shutdown amid concerns that the temporary fix only delays worse. a new round of austerity imposed by the twenty four thousand budget triggers violence in the streets of rome as protesters take on police after massive anti-government rallies across the city. japanese authorities strive to do their best to dispel citizens' fears sparked by radiation level at the fukushima nuclear plant hitting a record high plus. be. over there are. games are access to guantanamo bay detention center after lawyers for
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several detainees file a lawsuit challenging its force feeding procedure. to it in moscow i'm at present during you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on r t the u.s. ovoid a default on its multi-trillion dollar debt last thursday but for a while there the world was holding its breath congress finally struck a last minute deal that raised the borrowing limit and ended the two week long government shutdown but is artes a nice and now i reports a solution is only a temporary fix while america's creditors might now need a lot more convincing when it comes to buying u.s. debt. global market eyes were wide open while washington was shut waiting and bracing for impact. because i sucked in households to come in more nuts and she
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did. because it took on a team that cynical about the. but at the so-called eleventh hour congress struck a deal to deal with it later fix that's what it is the agreement reopen the government and funds it in till january fifteenth allowing the u.s. to continue borrowing until february seventh america barely avoided defaulting on their almost seventeen trillion dollars in debt brand america took a beating here sixteen days of a government shutdown halted the capital to a standstill put hundreds of thousands of workers out of jobs and the world economy on the verge of recession then surely the markets going we don't want to play that anybody more we're not usually you money at any price the scare sparked global reevaluation given the time and time again these political crisis appear in the us i think there would be more calls for
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a sort of trying to reduce dependence in america in the same way as america has been trying to reduce dependency on the middle east for its oil ironically the shutdown didn't save money it costs the u.s. some twenty four billion dollars and credibility worldwide whether it's coming from the world bank whether the i.m.f. whether the leading bankers of the world or from china with now which is the americanization this was really a spectacle following a series of spectacles that has downgraded america's image worldwide to levels i've never seen so low as the gentleman from say the scare was just a way to come in and save the day at the last minute up on the table this is the creator. have a crisis atmosphere wall street and you know the one percent or corporate sponsors all of them they're not going to allow the meltdown of the international economy
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well they sure fooled me and millions of others congress now has some more time to come up with a long term budget so the before a new deadline comes rolling on the hill they will also have to deal with damage control both at home and abroad all while trying to solve a debt problem in just three months something they couldn't do in the years leading up to this shutdown reporting from washington and he's now a party. after signing the bill that end of the shutdown president obama gave his own assessment of the deadlock slamming both democrats and republicans for dangerous brinksmanship take a listen probably nothing is done more damage to america's credibility in the world are standing with other countries. than the spectacle that we've seen these past several weeks while some say obama came out victorious in the recent political standoff the president himself stressed there were no winners he also pointed out that americans are increasingly fed up with washington's games pepe escobar from
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asia times online things u.s. economic credo credibility may have taken a hit in recent weeks so america is dead it their business model is unsustainable the united states would have to reach he's a comic financial policy fact which is still casino capitalism driven by all three there was a crisis in two thousand and eight and the next crisis according to the best independent economists all over the world maybe could be the last crisis off to a bull capitalism and then we're going to get something completely different there is still don't know what it is that most important part of this story is what happened this past weekend with that. c one you say do you see calling for a d. americanized the world of course this is not going to happen to morrow or the next few years it's going to happen by two thousand and twenty two thousand and twenty two weeks means the decline of the u.s. dollar the essentials of the you won
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a convertible you won all over the world and basket of currencies the stead of the u.s. dollar as an international reserve currency the chinese have been at it for the past three or four years big time and now. here. government buildings in italy's capital saturday became a target for angry crowds furious at a fresh round of government cuts it all started as a peaceful rally with thousands marching across the city but turned violent as demonstrators started to clash with riot police. reports from rome. forty percent off youth unemployment and the worst recession since the second world war critics say the two thousand and fourteen budget will not do enough to solve economic problems for three days italians have been taking to the streets of rome protesting against the government's economic policies are bringing along tents saying they won't leave until their voice is heard previously on saturday tens of thousands of protesters took part in
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a mass rally in the center of from which started peaceful many brought their families along and even children but it ended in clashes stories when a group of young radical of protesters started throwing eggs at the finance ministry and bottles sticks and thunder flashes or paper bombs as they were told here at the police as a result several policemen were injured arrests have also been made now tensions are high but so far thankfully sunday's protests in rome have been peaceful you got pissed off r.t. . demonstrators camped out by one of rome's gates say they will leave till tuesday when they expect to get an official response to their demands italian politics expert james walston warns more on arrests could be looming with very different social groups united there by anger against politicians they want to mobilize the city so this is going on probably go on in different ways for a long time should. be employers to the trade unions to different political parties
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and very strong protests from. young people. who should do not like the government like the budget we want a recovery budget but this is what they're complaining they complain about the same thing is the unusual situation that's what we have to really go to because. they do spending so much trying to do. is in the same sort of situation. authorities in japan valid to dispel worries over the spread of radiation sparked by the latest leak of the latest toxic leak at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant country's prime minister shinzo abe visited a nearby port and eight locally caught fish in a bid to reassure the public according to the facilities operator a storage tank spilled a highly contaminated water into a well sounding the alarm that it may have already leaked into the ocean artie's arena reports that fukushima troubles aren't proving so easy to contain doing
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a half years of painful truth japan needs help. we are wide open to receive the most advanced knowledge from overseas to contain the problem my country needs are knowledge and expertise the past few months have been marked by growing problems at fukushima several workers have been exposed to radiation the levels of which are reportedly at their highest since the accident in two thousand and eleven and on top of that there is the issue of leakage this is the reactor inside it is the reactor core the actual nuclear part of the plant this is water which is used to call the nuclear course or doesn't burst in flames that water obviously has to go somewhere so it goes into a special container where eradicated water is stored and then filtered this is the ocean and the problem with the fukushima is that there is a leak so from there you read it water is flowing into the pacific ocean sadly
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russia has a lot of experience warfare when it comes to wiping up remnants of a nuclear catastrophe it has had its own death the last in a quarter of a century. or another before ph should be treated just like chernobyl has a record that must be retired and put in a sarcophagus the problem with focus is that they can't decide whether they want to close it or to keep it going closing the plant doesn't seem to be an option for tepco the company operating the facility which many in japan blame for the failure to handle the fukushima crisis in fact tepco is pushing towards reopening its because she was lucky facility the world's largest nuclear power station it was shut down in two thousand and seven following reports of radioactive leaks after a powerful earthquake but the power giant seems undeterred by the prospect of having to malfunctioning nuclear power station on its hands maybe hoping an international effort would solve both problems at the same time in
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a college go our team. fukushima's trouble started in march of two thousand and eleven when he earthquake and tsunami struck the northeastern coast of japan and led to knocking its cooling systems offline at the plant that led to a meltdown there only after a year to japanese authorities concede though that the real cause of the nuclear disaster was improper handling of that situation plant operator tepco admitted the crisis could have been avoided if only it had done its job better more than two years after the disaster struck a leak was found in a storage tank for contaminated water and when tepco finally admitted to that spill it revealed that up to three hundred tons of radioactive water was flowing to the ocean every day nuclear power expert on old gunderson says that toxics leak by the facility could cause deadly diseases you know that this leech had something called strontium ninety in it ninety is a bone seeker and it causes leukemia and in huge quantities so
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now when he gets to the pacific ocean it minutely it gets diluted in an even bigger pond of water but it's truly frightening that we're releasing strontium ninety into the pacific ocean. stay with us we've got plenty more coming your way including soccer slavery katara being called a slave state over how it's allegedly treating migrant workers are getting into the country are that are helping get the country ready to host the two thousand and twenty two feet a world cup we take a look at the claims. and scores die in other terror attack on the syrian city of hama i mean violence are raging in the war torn country are he's maria promotional heads deep into one of the rebel strongholds and more on that in a few minutes. it's a quick fix for a long and increasingly intoxicating addiction the u.s. may have avoided at all but it keeps dragging the world into an ever deeper debt
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fourteen minutes past the hour past the hour now migrants working to make the two thousand and twenty two feet a world cup in qatar a reality allegedly haven't been paid in months and many have reportedly died in slave like conditions a german filmmaker says he went to take a look at these british media reports and was arrested after interviewing some of the workers are. takes a closer look at the labor situation in the gulf state do we know to organize. detour trended to fee for both cup is coming. but the initial celebration and prestige have been overshadowed by ford workers claims of maltreatment not getting paid and either that not being allowed to leave the country the international trade union confederation claims that about four thousand migrants could die before
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a football is kicked in two thousand and twenty two the worker becomes the property of the employer they are not allowed to leave the country they're not even allowed to leave trying to a job and if the employer agrees this means that the workers have no real power no real voice to. fix up very very bad working and living conditions zire blueness and knows this all too well a french football player who arrived in qatar in two thousand and seven he says he hadn't been paid for more than two years he filed a lawsuit to claim unpaid wages and says his club then we fused to give him an exit visa unless he dropped the case. when i went to the tribunals i never imagined that i wouldn't be able to leave the country i didn't think they would block me my wife is depressed and she can't work i thought of going on hunger strike but my lawyers told me not to they already had me and a hunger strike would only hurt my wife and kids enough is enough. blueness is high
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profile story isn't the first either if qatar doesn't change its ways i have the courage to say that in two thousand and twenty two we will have the world cup of shame the world cup of slavery chairman of qatar's national human rights committee responded to allegations there is no slavery or forced labor in qatar there have been some problems only to the fact that there are forty four thousand businesses in the country but i can assure you that the authorities are constantly making efforts to resolve the problems in the meantime he continues to hope his poor. will soon be resolved have to stop playing football they ended my career mentally i don't see myself playing i'm going to have to see what to do with my life. r.t. always a plenty more stories online for you what our team dot com including this and say leaks reveal the u.s. has been spying on mexico's top officials to help washington get the upper hand in diplomatic talks to find good investment opportunities click on r.t.
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dot com for that. general practitioners in england have been getting fifty pound bonuses for predicting that patients will die within a year and placing them on a so-called death list order to reduce the number of occupied hospital beds details on that on line. in syria at least thirty people killed after a suicide truck loaded with explosives rammed into an army checkpoint outside the city of hama according to state media after the vehicle the law by a nearby fuel tanker caught fire setting off a series of blasts earlier another suicide attack claiming lives of sixteen soldiers and outside damascus the capital held by the army remains the main target of opposition fighters that have seized control of some parts of the country or murray if an ocean managed to enter a city held by one of the rebel groups that tell you next to the syrian border just to kilometers from the capital damascus it is like a state within a state that has its own security forces police and even the. symbols of new
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associates here everywhere graffiti or three stars that. area big syrian military cannot and yet root is the center of a large mountainous area in western syria. in two thousand and eleven local residents were among the first. campaign scenes being told from damascus and run by the rebels. i cover my head as all women here do because we are told this is an area under islamic law we have civil and local councils we have shari'a law tribunals and normal courts we have moved and lawyers the curial justice we run the town by ourselves the army can't enter and even if they try we are ready to resist and defend our land my judge calls these his land but in fact born in kuwait and having spent two years traveling the middle east and the gulf he only came here
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months people series protests began. will resist to the end we have a plan and we have forces to make it happen. this is who he's talking about the self-styled free syrian army but these fighters don't work with other militants functioning instead as an autonomy armed brigade. they leave in abandoned houses sleep and pray together and claim fighting bashar al assad is their only goal twice a week they hear an islamic lecture from a young man who everybody calls the shaikh he's taken part in the hellish pilgrimage to mecca and started the qur'an in saudi arabia all that often is every monday and thursday we discuss the revolution the latest military developments as well as our daily routine we discuss what's prescribed or forbidden by islam i ask them whether they have had the los or a and then qaida affiliated radical islamic groups openly operating in syria like no no no no no we have no relation with the
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nusra we are f.s.a. . the news or a is linked to the outside they follow al qaida and for decisions they revert to their army or even our heerey al-qaeda leader we have normal relations with them next we are supposed to meet with people from a list but when our armed guys learn of this they do all they can to stop us the groups controlling the area are not only fighting assad they compete with each other even for me to. attention being among journalists is seen as something prestigious. scooted and a told to film from the car but it's one point twist top by a group of gunmen apparently from a hostile brigade they ask about who we are later our guards told us the man were kidnapped from remote village at least nineteen for your journeys to held hostage in syria right now and the price and then lives varies. these areas supposedly run
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by opposition fighters is in fact in the hands of the knowledge number of separate brigades armed groups or just lone rebels with different ideologies and the only food and weaponry and these are locals who pay the bills. we as christians have to pay so-called duty this is our input into society we go to church and pay it muslims do also we pay for internal security brigades for relief aid and courts for the situation in your brood is critical a shortage of food in everything we are besieged. trapped in their own country where more than two years of deadly conflict has only seen fractions and goals increasingly divergent parties morea for reports from fragmenting syrian rebel held territory. syria rebel. advocates of several guantanamo bay inmates filed a fresh appeal to challenge force feeding at the facility they claim it's an
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inhuman procedure violating human rights and religious liberties a mass hunger strike aimed at protesting intrusive searches and indefinite detention at the camp started in february though the number of participants has fallen sharply since then scores among one hundred sixty four detainees currently held at the detention center are store accusing food are to gain access to the detention center for an inside look here's the first in a series of reports. after a few months of people work to get cleared to visit the base the trip to get mobile hop and escape from the big apple to fort lauderdale in florida and from there a short hour and a half flight one largely kept under wraps. boards. the minute we land were greeted by escorts who stay with us every step of our trip the special guantanamo joint task force media team. one of them sergeant rebecca wood far from the stereotypical face you might imagine working at
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a place like this controversial military base as we soon learned the first of many surprises this is a really big break for me in my career from a military resume the people i work with every day they they share the same idea like they're all very proud to be here she joined the u.s. military a decade ago with no money for college a twenty eight one ton a most her second deployment you've heard about it like several movies but you don't really it is just a place that people forget about only they don't ever think about it getting to the main part of the base is a slow pace trip we have to wait for a ferry to take us across the bay and are taken to visit a beach first one of a handful of scenic locations you wouldn't really expect here we're going to see the logic area now it's about a twenty minute ferry ride one side of the one on the bay area where the airport is . several rebranded answers but the main part of the people the and the detention camp are over there are having given its reputation guantanamo isn't quite what we
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anticipated as we approach the meeting area it's interesting to note that to the unsuspecting this place looks just like another tropical island with an american flag you would never be told that this is a place housing one of the native states toria spreads in the lodging area were taken to is like any typical hotel with palm trees and a marina right out the window first impression this can't be the place that has been casting a long shadow in america's human rights image for over a decade where torture allegations hunger strikes and force feeding have been making headlines i remember when i moved here i thought i would just see like people in orange jumpsuits and fences everywhere but i mean the families all still . one side of the rest kind of happens on another the other side is where total of seven hundred seventy nine detainees of america's war on terror have been kept since two thousand and two a total of one hundred sixty four now remaining at a whopping eight hundred thousand taxpayer dollars for detainee per year even
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though more than half of them have been cleared for release but we are in a remote location that factors into the cost it costs what it cost to do it right we're doing it right means to those running america's most infamous detention facility and what lays beyond the picture perfect scenery all the realities of guantanamo in our reports to follow and going to our guantanamo bay cuba. where the outside to an active camp at guantanamo where patients are worse than the moment in terms of their strike never turned the world's attention to the place that some. of our clients. turned out as one of the stories making international headlines around fifty people killed in a fresh round of attacks in iraq a suicide bomber crashed his car full of explosives into a busy cafe in the capital baghdad leaving at least thirty eight dead and more than forty wounded earlier in the day
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a wave of assaults on security forces and government buildings claimed the lives of at least twelve people across the country iraq experienced some of the worst violence have seen in years a recent report found that more than six thousand people have died there since the beginning of the year with almost one thousand killed last month alone. in cairo police have arrested fifty five students this after security forces fired tear gas at crowds of young supporters of ousted egyptian president morsi the group ended up the siege in a prestigious muslim university after stone throwing protesters walked a road many of the schools students back to morsi and the muslim brotherhood it's the second day of unrest in the area university is close to where islam is how to protest camp that was. knowledge in a deadly raid in august. amid the an arrest a separate incident claimed the lives of at least two people and injured eight in a southern cairo suburb gunman opened fire at a christian wedding ceremony as people were leaving the church police investigating the shooter's motive. and
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a gay pride parade in montenegro turned violent around one hundred fifty participants marching through the country's capital they were attacked by anti-gay protesters riot police used tear gas and but tongs against the mob that responded with firecrackers and stones the nation's government recently passed a bill against all forms of sexual discrimination as part of its bid for membership . worlds apart with oksana boyko up next stay with us. it seems like politicians can get away with anything nowadays but not all of them the former mayor of failed detroit has been sentenced to twenty years in prison after being found guilty of committing record tiering conspiracy fraud extortion
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and tax crimes while mayor yeah the prosecutors say he funneled millions of dollars to himself and family members all while detroit moved headstrong towards the bankrupt state it is in today this is big news not because some mayor took bribes but because he got punished the judge who could fix him stated why this is such an important case she said at the very least a significant sentence will send a message that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated yes sending a message you see corrupt officials are usually cowards and they do what they do because they feel they can get away with it when you start to put the fear of god into them they start to behave much better so the question is will the mainstream media grab the story and really use the conviction of detroit's former mayor is an example probably not but it would really help the country if they would but that's just my opinion.
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hello and welcome to worlds apart it's a quick fix for a long and increasingly intoxicating addiction the united states may have avoided a deep hole but it keeps dragging the world into an average deep her dad hold is it still possible to break this vicious cycle well to discuss that i'm now joined by an american investment broker and financial commentator peter schiff mr shift thank you very much for your time being i appreciate your being here now when i think about the kind of sick anomic relationship that the united states has with the rest of the world it reminds me of sam only with an addict somebody who used to be a pretty good reliable guy but slowly but surely developed this addiction to foreign debt and if this habit is definitely getting out of hand his behavior is getting more and more unpredicted.

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